Sloan Proprietary Red 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red is a little closed and broody at this youthful stage, the nose beginning to open and grow into a beautiful redcurrant jelly, cassis, kirsch and black raspberry core with nuances of red roses, mocha, unsmoked cigars, camphor and tilled soil. Full-bodied and fabulously decadent in the mouth, the palate reveals a very firm, very plush frame with loads of perfumed layers and an epically long, fragrant finish.
The 2015 Proprietary Red is made in a more opulent, sexy style and boasts a huge array of blackcurrants, Christmas fruitcake, chocolate, and Asian spices. Reminding me of the 2015 Mouton-Rothschild with its exuberant, full-bodied, extroverted personality, it still stays perfectly balanced, has sweet, polished tannins, ample mid-palate depth, and a finish that won’t quit. This is a brilliant, singular wine that can be enjoyed today with incredible pleasure or cellared for 30 years or more.
he 2015 Sloan is a powerful, dramatic wine endowed with tremendous textural depth. A rush of blackberry jam, grilled herbs, leather and licorice builds as this flamboyant wine shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2015 possesses a good deal of freshness and structure. It is a tremendous wine by any measure.
A beautifully crafted red with currant, chocolate, cedar and tea aromas and flavors that follow through to a medium to full body, round and refined tannins and a persistent and beautiful finish. Give this until 2021 to come around.